Thank you all so far . Not sure on the nippa vs pinning - I used to pin my sister's nappies when I was 7 so presume I could manage to do that - but I quite like the idea of nippas. How do they hold things together though? (suppose I need to see one in the flesh).
I still use plastic pants - very cheap and easy to get - have som e- plain plastic and others that are fabric covered plastic. I also use kushies wraps and nature baby wraps that I had for dd1. As well as some fleece wraps I made for dd2.
I fold the terries into a pad (fold terry in quarters, then folded square into half/thirds) and use a Nature Babies popper wrap to hold it all in place. No pins, no nippas, no mess. Never had a leak, though poo does go on the wraps quite often.
Have tried every other combination and fold going, with pins and nippas, and this is definitely the best. Cheap, too.
I only have Bummis PUL Aplix wraps - the ones that go with cotton bottoms. I use them with fitteds prefolds and terries. They are kind of low rise, which means I need to go up a size to cover fitteds (except tots and dizzies) adequately. Over prefolds and terries they are excellent, no leaks at all even at night.
There are some reviews here I find them excellent over terries, although I have to roll back the leg on the terry a bit, as I find they go halfway down ds's thigh - must be the way I'm putting them on.
Anyway, they are very waterproof, bombproof and have cute designs, with lots of room at the back for a big nappy bum.
The sizing is pretty important, we flew through the newborn and small sizes in about 5 months and are now using the mediums, which have a huge weight range 15-30lbs.
What size is your baby?
I will be selling a couple of new wraps cheap soon if you are interested in trying this wrap?